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[foo t-wair] /ˈfʊtˌwɛər/
articles to be worn on the feet, as shoes, slippers, or boots.
1880-85, Americanism; foot + wear Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for footwear
  • Certain things such a footwear and gloves have to be bought, and are necessary.
  • Other factors include increased body weight and improper footwear.
  • Without modern footwear their feet would have been frostbitten before getting close.
  • Makers of footwear, furniture and more also gain from supplies of cheap labour.
  • The approach has something to say about exercise, footwear, and community.
  • Its core business was footwear and apparel, but golf was driven by equipment.
  • But the story of how the footwear came to be hung by the fire seemingly is a hazy one.
  • Because a number of occupations put the feet in danger, workers in high-risk jobs should be sure their footwear is protective.
  • Get good advice about proper footwear for your foot shape and mechanics.
  • Ask your doctor or nurse if you have the right footwear.
British Dictionary definitions for footwear


anything worn to cover the feet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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